Landfill Free - Carbon Free
Varme Energy is changing the future of waste in Canada. We are the first Canadian energy development company focused on waste to energy with integrated carbon capture. This industry is a bottom-up waste management solution that is in its infancy in Canada. By diverting waste from landfills, recovering the energy trapped in waste, and producing clean energy, Varme Energy is building a future free from landfills.
97% of post-recycled waste in Canada ends up in a landfill. This accumulation of waste degrades into methane, accounting for 23% of our country's entire methane emissions and significantly contributing to our nation's climate impact. By eliminating this methane source, and capturing the CO2 emissions from the combustion process, we are generating 'carbon negative' energy. Our projects will have the ability to deliver this energy in the form of electricity, industrial heating, and district heating to help our partners and communities reach their net-zero ambitions.
Varme Energy is a proud subsidiary of Norwegian based Green Transition Holding
Varme (pronounced Varma) is the Norwegian word for heat and warmth, a tribute to our Norwegian roots.
We are a modern energy development company that offers a bottom-up solution to landfills that will shape the future of waste in Canada. Our business model is to develop, own and operate green infrastructure assets. We see value in being one of the players engaged in the long-term vision toward a decarbonized economy and greener future.
We are proud to be an Alberta based company with our office headquartered in the City of Edmonton.
We have identified Alberta as a strategic market opportunity for our projects due to several key market-enabling factors.
Alberta is home to a world-class geological structure for carbon capture and permanent sequestration, has already built the world’s largest CO2 pipeline, and a handful of the world’s largest carbon capture and storage (CCS) projects. Without question, Alberta is a global leader in CCS. Varme's projects will be deeply integrated with the Province's booming carbon transportation and storage industry.
Alberta has a deregulated electricity market, allowing projects to be built by private industry and deliver energy to the provinces' electrical grid or behind the fence with independent offtakers and heavy industrial facilities.
Alberta's Technology Innovation and Emissions Reduction (TIER) Regulation within Alberta is responsible for one of the most advanced compliance grade carbon credit markets in North America. Our projects benefit from the transparent and science-based approach to calculating and designating environmental attributes.
Varme Energy acknowledges that we are located on Treaty 6 territory, a gathering place and home for many Indigenous Peoples including the nêhiyaw (Nay-hee-yow) / Cree, Dene (Deh-neyh), Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-bay) / Saulteaux (So-toe), Nakota Isga (Na-koh-tah ee-ska) / Nakota Sioux (Na-koh-tah sue), and Niitsitapi (Nit-si-tahp-ee) / Blackfoot peoples. As a company, we are committed to supporting a framework of respect, openness, learning, and collaboration with the Indigenous groups who have traditional connections with this land